Friday 30 May 2014

 Very happy to have my vintage patchwork Bow Brooches published in the forthcoming issue of Stampington's 'Sew Somerset'.


Friday 23 May 2014

Friday 9 May 2014

 A few pics hastily snapped at yesterday's 'Decorative Living Fair' just outside Tunbridge Wells.
Despite the disgusting weather, I had a brilliant day...spent lots, sold lots, hugged friends and generally had a brilliant day.   

 A few purchases ... spotty pots, gorgeous jug and patchwork quilt, all from France.  Happy.


Friday 2 May 2014

 At the Workshop I attended on Saturday, Louise of Hope & Elvis showed me the above antique cotton Pocket.  A beautiful item, hand stitched, I believe.   Worn under the skirt or pinafore.
Seeing this beautiful item inspired me.  So, I used an old French linen Chemise to make these two Pocket  Hip Bags.  I really enjoyed making them.  They were a challenge though,(a real fiddle faddle) as I had no instructions, but I am quite pleased with how they turned out.